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Jackson Pollock | Art History Lesson & Painting Party

  • Beyond Studios 272 Seigel Street Brooklyn, NY, 11206 United States (map)

Jackson Pollock Art Party

Learn about the technique and lifestyle of Jackson Pollock then make your own Pollock-style drip paintings. Visualize canvases and buckets of paint covering the floor, music filling the room and inspiration projected on the walls. All that's left is to create a masterpiece. 


Who Is Jackson Pollock?

An Abstract Expressionist painter and legend, Jackson Pollock became internationally famous for his signature style of drip painting. Living in New York, and later in East Hampton, Pollock was known in the art scene for his off beat personality and marriage to Abstract Expressionist painter, Lee Krasner. 

What is Action Painting?

The term "Action Painting" was coined by critic, Harold Rosenberg in 1952 to define the technique of Pollock and other Abstract Expressionists working from the 1940s to early 1960s, who saw the canvas as an “arena in which to act.”  Their processes involved splashing, using gestural brushstrokes and dripping paint onto canvas, rather than carefully applying it.



Doors open at 4pm
4:30: Short lesson on Jackson Pollock
4:45-6:30: Painting
7:00: Prizes announced for best paintings

Clothing: coveralls will be provided by ArtsClub to protect your clothing and shoes.

Materials: All art materials will be provided and you can take home a small masterpiece at the end of the party.

An open bar of wine and beer has been generously provided by The Drop and Sixpoint Brewery. 


Click here for more photos from the last Pollock Party.